The Wealth Tax Debate

In the latest episode of Tax Notes Talk, Jason Furman, a professor at Harvard University and former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the arguments used to back a wealth tax and suggests alternatives to reduce the wealth inequality gap in the U.S. with Tax Notes contributing editor Joseph J. Thorndike.

David Stewart: Welcome to the podcast. I’m David Stewart, editor in chief of Tax Notes Today International. This week: a wealth of tax knowledge. Wealth taxes are getting renewed interest in this presidential primary season. So we thought it would be a good time to take a deeper dive into the subject. Joining me now in the studio is Tax Notes columnist, Joseph Thorndike.

Joe, welcome back to the podcast.

Joe Thorndike: It’s great to be here.

David Stewart: You recently spoke with someone about wealth taxes. Who was it?

Joe Thorndike: It was Jason Furman, who is a professor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard...Read more>>